Gold stars for bureaucrats?

BY ACT at 13 August, 2018


“At a time of plummeting business confidence and growth expectations, the Prime Minister wants to give medals to New Zealand’s bureaucrats”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Despite the fact that results in health, education, housing, and other areas have gone backwards, the Government will now be handing out gold starts to our public servants.


“This is pointless virtue-signalling from a weak and leaderless government.


“How will this policy improve the lives

Winston sells out on smaller Parliament, Māori seats

BY ACT at 13 August, 2018


“Winston Peters has made an embarrassing backdown on the size of Parliament and the Māori seats”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Peters made a smaller Parliament and removing the Māori seats ‘bottom lines’ at the last election, saying to Labour and National ‘…you will be not talking to NZ First unless you want a referendum on both those issues’.


“Now he says he won’t support my Smaller Government Bill which would achieve

ACT will deliver fewer politicians

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


ACT is drawing a line in the sand on the size of government with a new bill aimed at rolling back the the state.


Party Leader David Seymour today revealed his Smaller Government Bill which will reduce the size of Parliament to 100 MPs, limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers, and remove the Maori seats.


“The growth in government over the past two decades has not delivered better outcomes

Virtue-signalling Greens punish consumers, hurt environment

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“The Green Party’s ban on plastic bags will punish responsible consumers and may produce worse environmental outcomes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Plastic waste gets into the environment as it’s collected and transported to landfills. This isn’t the fault of Kiwis who find plastic bags easy and convenient and dispose of them responsibly.


“In a classic case of unintended consequences, Greenpeace has warned that a plastic bag ban may result in worse

Unattractive Massey faces recruitment crisis

BY ACT at 12 August, 2018


“Massey Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas has cost the University hundreds of enrolments with her position on free speech, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


In a Facebook poll of about 850 young people, 90 per cent of respondents believed Massey University’s restriction on free speech made it a less attractive place to study.


“It is around this time of year secondary school pupils decide what university they want to go to. The Vice-Chancellor should